"Jugend forscht"

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08:00 - 17:00 o'clock

Campus, Humboldtbau

Target group
Young researchers and interested persons

"Jugend forscht" - the contest

"Jugend forscht" is Germany's best-known young talent competition. The goal is to get young people interested in mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology and to find and promote talents. Every year there are more than 100 competitions nationwide. Young people up to the age of 21 can register for the competition. Pupils from grade 4 up to age 14 compete in the junior section "Schüler experimentieren". The 15 to 21 year olds start in the "Jugend forscht" division.

In Thuringia there are six regional competitions and one state competition. The TU Ilmenau and the University Society of the TU Ilmenau e.V. have been sponsoring companies in the "Jugend forscht" competition since 2013 and form the framework for the regional competition of the West Thuringia region. LINDIG Fördertechnik GmbH has supported us since 2016.

West Thuringia includes all schools of the school department West Thuringia - thus in the districts Wartburg-Kreis, Gotha, Ilm-Kreis and the independent city Eisenach. The competition director is Jens König, Deputy Headmaster of the regular school "Wilhelm Hey" Ichtershausen.



Competition 2018

In the 53rd year of the "Jugend forscht" and "Schüler experimentieren" competition, children and adolescents aged 12 to 21 were able to register their project work at www.jugend-forscht.de until 30 November 2017. Under the motto "Jump!" encourages "Jugend forscht" children and adolescents to have the courage and to dare to immerse themselves in the exciting world of research and science.

The works become assigned to the categories

- world of work
- Biologiy
- Chemistry 
- Geosciences and Spatial Sciences
- Mathematics/Computer Science 
- Physics
- Technology

The project work of the young researchers must be submitted to www.jugend-forscht.de by January 20th at the "Jugend forscht" Foundation. On March 1, 2018, their work will be presented at the TU Ilmenau in the regional competition West Thuringia. The winners of the regional competitions in Thuringia will compete on 10th and 11th April 2018 at the state level in Jena.

Impressions of the previous years

Sponsoring companies